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Cleveland Cavaliers
(47-35, 5th in Central, 15 games back)
DRAFT PICKS: (48)

1998 Draft Order
Round Pick Name School Position
   2 48 Ryan Stack South Carolina PF

Team Strengths
  • Defense
  • Youth
  • Tempo
  • Team Statistics
      PPG FG% REBs TOs
    Cavaliers 92.5 (24th).454 (12th)40.1 (24th)17.3 (29th)
    Opponents 89.8 (4th).433 (7th)38.7 (2nd)17.6 (3rd)
    Weaknesses
  • Turnovers
  • Scoring Threats
  • Changes
  • Four Rookies - Year Older
  • Needs
  • Sign Ilgauskas, More Minutes For Anderson
  • Notes:
  • Won 10 straight from 11/21 through 12/11
  • Averaged 92.5 ppg this year after averaging 87.5 ppg last season - the second lowest average in NBA history
  • Had four rookies make the NBA Rookie Game (Anderson DNP-knee) and Ilgauskas was the game's MVP
  • 20-0 when they scored 100+, and the Cavs are 34-2 the last two years when they reach the century mark in points
  • Went 37-5 when they shot 45% or better, including 22-2 at Gund Arena
  • Knight was second in the NBA in steals with 2.45 per game
  • Turned the ball over 17.3 times a game to lead the league, as Kemp averaged 3.4 TO's a game
  • Shot .372 on their three-pointers (4th in the league) and Person shot 43.0% from long-distance.
  • Knight did not make a three-pointer this year (0-7), the only starting PG who didn't
  • Anderson missed 15 games with a sprained right knee ligament suffered on January 30th -- the Cavs went 7-8 during his absence
  • Were 24-11 in games decided by 10 or more points
  • Kemp, Sura and Person are signed through 2004 (USA Today)
  • Shawn Kemp fouled out 15 times -- no other player had more than nine and that was more than the total DQ's of ten other teams
  • First Round Draft Picks in the 90's
    1990 None
    1991 Terrell Brandon, G, Oregon (11)
    1992 None
    1993 Chris Mills, F, Arizona (22)
    1994 None
    1995 Bob Sura, G, FSU (17)
    1996 Vitaly Potapenko, C, Wright State (12)
    1996 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, C, Lithuania (20)
    1997 Derek Anderson, G, Kentucky (13)
    1997 Brevin Knight (16) G, Stanford
    Complete draft list over the years
    Players by Position
    Small Forwards Power Forwards Centers Point Guards Shooting Guards
    Cedric Henderson
    Mitchell Butler
    Henry James
    Shawn Kemp
    Vitaly Potapenko
    Danny Ferry
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    Shawnelle Scott
    Brevin Knight
    Bob Sura
    Scott Brooks
    Wesley Person
    Derek Anderson
    Carl Thomas
    Free Agents
    1998 1999 2000
    Henry James
    Carl Thomas
    Mitchell Butler
    Scott Brooks
    Shawnelle Scott
    Vitaly Potapenko
    Danny Ferry
    Zydrunas Ilguaskas
    Cedric Henderson
    Travis Knight
    Derek Anderson
     

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